Katiebird reviews the Eagle Elite series by Rachel Van Dyken

Elite by Rachel Van Dyken


Elite cover


Book Summary:

For Tracey Rooks, life with her grandparents on a Wyoming farm has always been simple. But after her grandmother’s death, Tracey is all her grandfather has. So when Eagle Elite University announces its annual scholarship lottery, Tracey jumps at the opportunity to secure their future and enters. She isn’t expecting much-but then she wins. And life as she knows it will never be same . . .

The students at Eagle Elite are unlike any she’s ever met . . . and they refuse to make things easy for her. There’s Nixon, gorgeous, irresistible, and leader of a group that everyone fears: The Elect. Their rules are simple. 1. Do not touch The Elect. 2. Do not look at The Elect. 3. Do not speak to The Elect. No matter how hard she tries to stay away, The Elect are always around her and it isn’t long until she finds out the reason why they keep their friends close and their enemies even closer. She just didn’t realize she was the enemy — until it was too late.


Rachel Van Dyken is a favorite author here at Bookish Temptations. Her male characters and books made a few of the top ten lists for 2013. For that reason, I decided to take on her series, Eagle Elite. I thought I knew from the summary what this series was about, but was intrigued and surprised at the turn that Rachel decided to take with her characters.

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Katiebird Reviews Twisted by Emma Chase

Twisted by Emma Chase

Twisted cover 

There are two kinds of people in the world. The ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. Cautious. A planner. That changed after I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself – and of me.

But not all love stories end happily ever after. Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset? Join the club. Now I have to make a choice, the most important of my life. Drew already made his –in fact, he tried to decide for the both of us. But you know that’s just not my style. So I came back to Greenville. Alone. Well, sort of alone….

What I’ve come to realize is that old habits die hard and sometimes you have to go back to where you began, before you can move ahead.

TWISTED picks up two years after Tangled’s end, and is told from Kate’s POV.

Yeah. Yeah. I am so late to this party. Drew Evans has been featured and adored by everyone else here at BT, but apparently I wasn’t paying attention. You can check out the review of Tangled by Tamie and Elena here. This book made their top ten favorite lists for 2013! Better late than never right?

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Author Spotlight: Christina Lee

Happy Sunday all!

Today I want to share some love for an author that became a favorite of mine last year. Her book All of You made my Best of 2013 list, and I fell in love with Bennett in a big way!

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Bookish Temptations: 2013 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

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Book Club Announcement!!! Our Next Selection is…

Hey peeps!

Well, other than New Year’s Eve the holidays are just about over. That means it’s time for Elena and I to share our winter book club selection with you…

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Sexy Sentence Saturday: Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard

sexy sentence saturday

Today’s Sexy Sentence Saturday comes from my favorite book of 2013…Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard. Because the book hasn’t been out very long I’m choosing sentences that won’t be spoilerish for those who haven’t read it yet.

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Saturday Rewind With Tamie and Elena (12/28)

Welcome to Saturday Rewind with Tamie and Elena. Check out what caught our attention this past week and what we’re looking forward to…

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Our Best/Favorite Heroines of 2013

I’ve admitted before that it’s really the guy in the story that normally floats my boat or not…however, it’s great when a heroine comes along that I love as well. Sometimes it’s instantaneous and sometimes it takes a while. Here are the girls that caught our attention in a big way…

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Our Top 10 Best/Favorite Book Boyfriends of 2013

Part of the fun in reading is the book boyfriends we make along the way. Whether it’s old favorites or brand new ones…we FLOVE ’em. Check out who made our list of favorites this year…

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The Best Book Villains/Villainesses of 2013

Not all romance books have villains/villainesses, but when they do…look out. It can make for some major angst as the troublemaker does their best to wreak mayhem and destruction. Here’s who we loved to hate in 2013.

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